Car insurer warns drivers breaking child seat laws

One in six car drivers are putting their young passengers in danger by breaking car seat laws, according to a recent study by LV= insurance .

Research by YouGov on behalf of the car insurance firm also revealed that family friends are the ones most likely to put their children at risk by not adhering to child seat laws. The risk of fatality is reduced by 71 per cent when a child seat is used and drivers are required to fit all passengers under the age of 12 (or shorter than 135 cm) with the safety equipment by law.

Over one in five (21 per cent) of the people surveyed in the poll were not aware of the laws regarding car seat usage. John O’Roarke, managing director of LV= Car Insurance, said: “We’d urge all drivers to make sure they’re aware of the guidelines – child seats can take just five minutes to install and greatly reduce the chances of injury to everyone in the car.”

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